Best Weight Loss Surgeon in Texas
“Best Weight Loss Surgeon in Texas” is a title that many surgeons will throw around their websites, even mine since I’m blogging about it; however, if I was to really sit down and ask myself if I thought I was one of the best surgeons doing gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Houston, Cypress, and Katy Texas, I would have to think long and hard. It is difficult to really say what makes a surgeon good. There are so many variable.
For example, is the only thing that makes a surgeon good his or her outcomes or complication rates? Before you say, “well yeah!” consider the fact that some surgeons only do the easy operations. Someone has to do the hard stuff that has higher complications. Who is really the better surgeon? What about that surgeon who is always doing the reoperations and revisions, taking off gastric bands and converting to sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass, or revising old bypass operations, and vertical banded gastroplasty, and Molina bands, and so on and so on. I do all these operations, and I can tell you that they are very difficult and taxing on the surgeon. For other surgeons who only do the primary operations and send me the hard stuff, I say “thanks, keep sending to me,” because they make me one of the best surgeons in my field from just a pure experience standpoint.
So, not just complication rates are important, but experience and the amount of skill the surgeon has is important when we talk about the “Best Texas Bariatric weight loss surgeon in Houston Texas, just Texas, or in the United States and World for that matter. What about bedside manner? We all know that counts. How will your surgeon act if you have a complication? Will he disappear, hide from you, and address the problem promptly?
I do not have a lot of complications, but just like every surgeon out there, I have had my share. They are humbling and we have to deal with them swiftly, humbly, and with compassion. Taking care of patients is the reason I went into this field, so I would never shy away from them when they need me the most. Hey, I know, better not to ever have a complication, but if you do, then you want the guy who knows what to do and will be there to care of it! In this field, you only learn what to do when you have to deal with all the other surgeons in Texas sending you their complications because I work at a University. Yeah, I do, so I say, “Send them to me, and I will care for them like my own and add to my experience.”
You see, many folks may say that they would not want to go to a University where medical students and resident will “practice” on them. Guess what, all doctors are practicing all the time. In the Universities, we see it all. We have the experience and the skills to train other doctors how to do what we do, and many of us really care for our patients more than most private practice docs. So if you want Texas Medical Center Excellence with Private Practice Service, then come to North Cypress Bariatric PA and get it all here! Learn more, go to my home page at www.northcypressbariatrics.com.